Peer Support Specialist - CMHC
Sertoma Centre, Inc.

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Post Date: Jul 31, 2020
Job Type: Part Time
Start Date: ASAP
Salary: - n/a -
Location: US - Illinois - Matteson
Job Reference: 2020-CORP-027
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Job Summary:
This position’s main focus is to provide support to people experiencing mental health crisis. This position will also link people in need to resources, and provide education about services available through Sertoma Centre.
Position Responsibilities:
Provide coverage on a shift basis in the Living Room - a mental health crisis respite space, and through outreach in the community.
Develop an in-depth understanding of the services and resources offered by Sertoma.
Participate on a team providing community outreach. Provide information and education about services and resources available in the community.
Develop knowledge on how to interact with people experiencing mental health crisis and homelessness in the local area, including where and when to find people in crisis, how to approach them, and how to develop a rapport with them.
Use lived experience and share recovery story with homeless population and people experiencing mental health crisis to encourage them to engage in services.
Provide feedback and ideas to Sertoma team members on how to engage with people who are homeless and people who are in mental health crisis.

Job Qualifications:
High school diploma required.
Knowledge and/or experience in mental health services.
Must be in recovery from a mental health diagnosis or substance use.
Ability to use transportation independently.
Must possess basic computer skills and be able to perform data entry.
Punctuality and reliability in the workplace is required.
Must be willing to work evenings/weekend hours as necessary.

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